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Summer Contracts Will Be Here Soon–What You Need to Know

Here is your official reminder that summer contracts will be coming up soon! Winter rates will be winding down before we know it, and it’s always good to have a plan to get through summertime as a travel nurse. Less flu and respiratory patients mean the census will drop, and job postings will inevitably decrease, but that does not mean you will be unemployed this summer. You can find the perfect summer contract with a little planning and preparation. Here are some tips to do just that.  Summer contracts: what you need to know: 1. Strategize Your Extensions How are…

The Best Ways to Meet People on Travel Nurse Contracts

For first-time travel nurses, it may be a bit of a shock to discover that the hardest part of the new gig isn’t adjusting to the actual work–it is adjusting to all of the time you have to fill on your days off. Without social or familial obligations, your free time on assignment can start to feel abundant, and not always in a good way.  Especially if you are a social person, it may take some time to adjust to your new lifestyle. But the great news is with modern technology and tons of networking opportunities for travelers, it has…

Contract Nursing: Navigating the Process

AMN Healthcare provided this article. Short-term travel nursing assignments, also known as contract nursing jobs, have continued to grow in popularity over the last few years. The global COVID-19 pandemic, staffing shortages, and new technology system implementations have all contributed to the increasing need for contract nurses at healthcare facilities throughout the nation. Contract nursing offers experienced nurses a variety of benefits and advantages, including excellent compensation, tremendous flexibility, and the ability to impact the patient care experience positively. Read on for an in-depth look at contract nursing, including what’s required, how to get started, how to find travel contracts, and…

How to Land a Travel Nurse Contract Extension

AMN Healthcare provided this article. One of the best parts about travel nursing is the chance to temporarily live and work in a new location, with your housing and travel expenses covered and plenty of time to explore. This career option also allows you to choose when and where you work, with contract terms ranging from four weeks for a crisis assignment up to 13 weeks for a more typical travel nurse assignment. But what happens at the end of that assignment period? Nurses can choose to move on to another location, or their assignment facility may ask the traveler to extend their…

6 Types of Nurses Who Should Seriously Consider PRN/Local Travel Contracts

Medical Solutions provided this article. The flexibility and adventure of traditional nursing and allied travel are undoubtedly enticing. But what happens when your contract ends or you find yourself with some free time? PRN/local travel combines the flexibility of working on an as-needed basis with the adventure of exploring new regions around you. Whether you’re looking to pick up more shifts or you just want more control over where and how you work, PRN/local can be just the thing to help get you where you want to be, both in life and location. Wait, what’s the difference between traditional travel and…

How to Get Out of a Travel Nursing Contract the Right Way

Medical Solutions provided this article. When you sign your contract for a travel nursing assignment, you should do so knowing it’s an important, binding agreement. Travel nursing contracts are there to protect clinicians, facilities, and agencies and to ensure a staffing need is adequately filled, and patient care standards are properly met. That said, there are infrequent circumstances that may merit a contract cancellation. Who Can Cancel a Travel Nurse Contract? Both facilities and travelers can cancel contracts, and there are many unique scenarios that could lead to either party doing so. Hospitals cancel contracts for several reasons. Often, it’s due…

Want To Keep Your Travel Nurse Contract In The New Year?

Medely provided this article. The New Year is synonymous with new beginnings, but what if you’re nearing the end of your winter travel assignment and aren’t ready to move on? For a travel nurse or allied professional, a contract extension means: There’s no need to relocate. Sometimes the timing isn’t right for a move—maybe you’re enjoying yourself too much, or you just don’t have the energy right now. Whatever your situation, a longer assignment will allow you to hold off for a bit. Developing deeper relationships. Healthcare is a small world, especially if you tend to look for contracts within the…

Which Allied Health Professionals Can Take Travel Contracts?

AB Staffing Solutions provided this article. The answer to whether you can take a travel contract as an Allied Health Professional is YES. In fact, there are open positions available across the country. Allied Health Professionals are the backbone of the healthcare system. You’re in the trenches with frontline workers such as pharmacists, Certified Nursing Assistants, diagnostic technicians, rehabilitation professionals, and more. If you’re looking for a new career, Allied Health Professionals are in demand. While some specialties require 2 years of education, others may require more or less education and training. These are the people who provide assistance to doctors…

Agency Support During Mid-Contract Pay Changes

TNAA Healthcare provided this article. Your recruiter calls to inform you about a mid-contract pay change. Last year, these were exciting calls to get because it likely meant your pay rate was about to rise. In the current market, it’s not a call you look forward to receiving. Every agency has to deal with mid-contract pay changes, but how they handle them can be a game-changer for a travel nurse. Before diving into the specifics, let’s talk about bill rates, who sets them, and why changes might occur mid-contract. Who Sets the Bill Rate? Who sets the bill rate, and…

Tips for Working a 60 hours a Week Contract

Since the pandemic started, there has been an influx of crisis-type contracts with less conventional hours. One of those being contracts that have more hours required per week. How do you handle that many hours a week of work, though? Members of our Facebook group have asked for tips and advice for working a contract with so many hours. We have put together some tips to help get you through these 60 hours a week contracts. Get rest- Stick to a sleep schedule This tip may seem crazy, but working that many hours you need to make sure you get…